The self-powered M’elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker is a member of the popular MILO® family of loudspeakers. Its extended high-frequency headroom gives it a smooth sound over its wide operating frequency range of 70 Hz to 18 kHz. This headroom combines with a 100-degree horizontal coverage pattern to provide detailed resolution of delicate transient information across a broad coverage area.
M’elodie is ideal for creating arrays with a very small footprint for applications that do not require the power and throw distance of the MICATM compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, or where reduced size and weight are advantageous. With its versatile QuickFly® rigging, which features captive GuideALinksTM for maximum flexibility and safety, M’elodie is equally suited to touring, rental, and fixed installation applications. Amazing power-to-size ratio, low profile, and ease of use makes it an outstanding performer in corporate AV applications, and ideal for smaller venues such as theatres, ballrooms, and clubs. M’elodie produces a peak output of 131 dB SPL with exceptionally flat phase and frequency response, making it capable of filling much larger spaces than one might expect.
The low/low-mid section features two high-power, neodymium-magnet, 8-inch cone drivers with 1.5-inch voice coils, created to meet the power requirements of the system. The drivers are a proprietary design employing neodymium magnets for higher efficiency and power handling with reduced weight. The lowest frequency range is reproduced by these high-power drivers working in tandem, each powered by a dedicated amplifier channel.
To assure the smoothest response in the critical midrange and crossover region, M’elodie incorporates a complex active crossover design. For low frequencies, both drivers work together, but in the low- mid frequencies only one of the two 8-inch drivers is active. This eliminates interference between the drivers that would otherwise occur at shorter wavelengths, while maintaining optimal polar and frequency response characteristics at the crossover frequency.
The high-frequency section uses a 1.2-inch exit, 3-inch diaphragm compression driver with a neodymium magnet, powered by a dedicated amplifier channel. The output of the driver is coupled to a 100-degree (horizontal coverage) constant-directivity horn through a custom REMTM manifold.
The REM is a patented coupling device that introduces driver output to the horn throat across a very short path, effectively controlling the dispersion characteristics, but with dramatically reduced distortion in comparison to other techniques.
As a self-powered loudspeaker, M’elodie incorporates a high-power, 3-channel, class AB/H power amplifier and sophisticated control circuitry housed within the cabinet, dramatically simplifying setup and installation. The M’elodie loudspeaker’s on- board amplifier delivers 1275 watts total burst power (2550 watts peak). Dedicated limiters protect and extend the life of the drivers at very high levels and prevent severe non- linear circumstances. This modular, field- replaceable amplifier/processing package also incorporates Meyer Sound’s Intelligent ACTM power supply, which automatically adjusts for any line voltage worldwide and provides both soft turn-on and transient protection. M’elodie is fitted standard with Meyer Sound’s exclusive RMSTM interface, allowing you to monitor and troubleshoot an entire RMS-equipped Meyer Sound system remotely from your PC notebook or desktop system.